Prime Rib and Other Meats

In celebration of National Prime Rib Day – tomorrow! – make a special dinner with this well-loved cut of beef.

A prime rib roast, also known as a standing rib roast, is usually made up of between two and seven ribs. In the center of a prime rib, you’ll find a large “eye” of meat. The eye is especially juicy, tender and marbled with fat. The meat around it is also marbled and then has thick fat around it. It’s the high proportion of fat that makes prime rib melt in your mouth.

Season well with herbs, salt, and pepper and then grill or roast. Take care not to overcook the inside. Prime rib is typically served rare or medium rare.
For other days this season, get ready for grilling with all sorts of all-natural cuts of beef, from Niman Ranch and Boyden Beef.

Niman Ranch cattle are raised with care in the U.S. by small farmers committed to sustainable, humane practices and never given any antibiotics or hormones. Local beef from Vermont, Boyden Beef is sustainable beef, raised on a high-grass diet on organic pastures with no growth promoting antibiotics or hormones.

A flavorful, lean and juicy cut of steak, sirloin has no bones and little fat. It’s great for outdoor grilling. Spice it up with Brothers Marketplace Coffee Chili Pepper Rub or Kansas City Steak Rub. Or serve up sirloin tips, ready for your favorite marinade. Try local choices from Stonewall Kitchen, such as Maple Chipotle Grill Sauce.

Some cuts are good for serving up in slices. A flavorful, lean, boneless steak, flank steak is typically cut across the grain to increase its tenderness. Pan-fry or grill. Then slice and drizzle with chimichurri sauce or a spicy barbecue sauce before serving.

Known for its flavor, more than its tenderness, skirt steak is also served in slices. Add it to tacos or fajitas with salsa and guacamole!

For burgers, enjoy our Niman Ranch pub burgers, blended in-house with 85% lean ground beef. Select from seven flavors of full-size pub burgers and smaller sliders, including Cracked Pepper, Portabella mushroom & Swiss, Onion & Pepper, Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Basil, and Bacon & Cheddar.

Grill and serve with a make-your-own burger bar with all the fixins.

Make a special steak dinner with filet or rib eye. Also known as tenderloin, filet is an extremely tender cut of beef with a buttery texture. Season with salt and pepper and grill. Serve with caramelized onions and steak sauce.

With rich marbling and flavor, rib eye is known to be “beefy.” While you can grill it, be aware that the fat can lead to flare ups. So keep the tongs handy.
Enjoy National Prime Rib Day! And ask our meat associates to help you choose the right cut for your recipes.